Great Barrier Reef: Premium Catamaran Cruise from Cairns
- Duration: 9 hours
We particularly enjoyed the small group atmosphere. It was very special to go to part of the great barrier reef where there was no commercial infastructure - a big big plus in my view. We just snorkeled at a sandy cay and we were the only group there. The inclusion of a marine scientist was greatly appreciated. The knowledge of all the staff was diverse and extensive. Peter, our captain, was very hospitable, as were all the staff. This is a family owned and run business and the attention to detail and friendliness of everyone involved helped make the experience truly one to remember. We will be back the next time we are in Cairns. We have also done a tour with their sister company - Ocean Rafting a few years ago when we were in Airlie Beach. Again, a truly memorable day.
I wish I could properly express how fantastic the crew and overall experience was. My words will fall short. My wife and I are/were very inexperienced snorkelers. We booked the trip intending to just enjoy the time on the water to say that we went to the GBR. But the non-pressured encouragement of the dive team and the assistance in the water made it an experience of a lifetime! If you’re going to dive or snorkel the GBR, go with Passions of Paradise.
The entire crew were absolute legends. Everyone was extremely helpful and always eager to answer and address slightest of concerns. My sister who is a non swimmer had an amazing day snorkelling and scuba diving, she was taken around the reef in a floatie by a member of the crew and shown around. Would highly recommend booking your Great Barrier Reef tour with them, We have been blown away by the hospitality.
We had a fantastic experience as first time great barrier reef travellers. The catamaran was extremely comfortable, and the crew went out of their way to cater for everyone's needs and different water confidence. The tour was exactly as advertised, and I would it hesitate to recommend this to other travellors
It was amazing from start to finish. We went to Hastings Reef. I didn’t dive but I went snorkelling and it was spectacular. All the staff were upbeat, happy and very informative. The food was plentiful and the tour was not over crowded. I would have do this again.